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Entertainment News Archive - August 24, 2006

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Monster House" will return to theaters in October ahead of its DVD release. Sony Pictures' animated feature will play on more than 100 3-D screens for two weeks beginning October 6. It will come out on DVD October 24.

The public rupture this week between Paramount Pictures and Tom Cruise generated plenty of dramatic headlines.

By Katie Hasty NEW YORK (Billboard) - UK rock outfit Razorlight has returned to U.S. shores to promote its self-titled second effort, though its stay may be brief. Originally intending to tour the U.S.

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney has pulled out of a charity gala in October because of his impending divorce from Heather Mills, the charity said on Thursday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney has pulled out of a Los Angeles fundraiser for land mine victims because of his impending divorce from wife Heather Mills, the charity said on Thursday.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jazz trumpeter and big-band leader Walter "Maynard" Ferguson, famed for his screaming solos and ability to hit blisteringly high notes, has died at age 78, associates said on Thursday.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Aerosmith bass player Tom Hamilton has been diagnosed with throat cancer, but is expected to rejoin his bandmates on the road by mid-October, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. Hamilton, 54, just completed a seven-week course of radiation treatment, according to a statement.

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - As the summer winds down, potential moviegoers might choose to take in the last few rays of sunshine rather than cloister themselves inside a darkened theater.

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Money might have been at the root of the dramatic public breakup that saw Paramount Pictures end its 14-year partnership with Tom Cruise and his production company Cruise/Wagner Prods. this week.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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